Posted 01/29/2008 at 02:25 PM
One of the best games of Monday night was not even on your schedule as Connecticut knocked off Louisville 69-67 in an exciting game that was close throughout. It was a great coaching move by legendary UConn Coach Calhoun, switching to the zone in the second half as he saw his team looking a bit lethargic. The huskies were understandably worn out having delivered a huge win on Saturday on the road in Indiana and facing a game back at home a home just two days later. The Huskies did this with a short bench having lost two significant contributors due to suspension. The rest of the Big East needs to take notice as UConn is emerging as a serious threat.
In the NBA we warned of the Spurs being in trouble and last nightís loss was a big one. Donít be surprised is San Antonio struggles in Seattle tonight, game two of a nine consecutive road games. The Hornets delivered another impressive performance last night, dominating a very good Denver team. Chris Paul nearly had a triple-double and delivered several highlight real plays including that great steal under the basket. Paul should start earning some MVP buzz, and he would have my vote right now. The Hornets are not on the TV schedule often, but if you have the opportunity, check out one of the most entertaining teams in the league, and the team with the best record in the Western Conference.
There is just 16 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Many of my handicapping colleagues dread the start of the baseball season but I am very excited for MLB to return. Not only do I enjoy watching and following the games, baseball presents the best wagering opportunities over the course of a full season in my opinion. Keep posted for more baseball news in this blog and we will expect to have some early season previews in the coming weeks.